How the APCM protects and uses your information


Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information and complying with the Data Protection Act.


How we use your information

We will use the information you provide to help us assess your application for Membership, for running and administering your Membership (if accepted), statistical analysis and keeping you up to about matters affecting Membership.  We may monitor and record telephone calls for training, security and monitoring purposes. ALL INFORMATION GIVEN IN SUPPORT OF AN APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP WILL BE TREATED WITH THE STRICTEST OF CONFIDENCE AND USED ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSESSING YOUR APPLICATION.

We use reputable businesses from time to time to supply us with a range of services such as delivery of documentation and compliance advice and support and it may be necessary to share your information with those businesses. We will, of course, ensure that your information is secure and adequately protected and processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will not transfer your data to any other third parties unless you ask us to or we are required to do so by law. 

We may send you information about the products and services of carefully selected third parties by post, telephone, email and text messaging if we think that they will be relevant to you. We will not pass your details to any of these third parties. If you do not wish to be contacted in this way please you will be given the opportunity to tell us at the time of completing an application form.

You can change your mind about receiving marketing information at any time. To do so please write to us at APCM, The Flint Glassworks, 64 Jersey Street, Ancoats Urban Village, Manchester, M4 6JW.  


Access to your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We are entitled to charge you £10 to respond to your request. You can request this information by writing to us at the address below.


Our website

Our website may contain links to other websites. These are external links and we have no control over the content. You take full responsibility for your use of any external websites.


Use of Cookies

Our site may contain "cookies". Cookies are small files which many web sites transfer to your hard disk. They can inform the web site what pages you visit, and your preferences, which enable web sites to provide you with a more personalised service.  Cookies help us to understand more about how our web site is used and to improve our site. 

You can set your browser to refuse cookies, or to warn you before accepting them. Most parts of our site can be accessed even if your cookies are turned off.  You may find there are parts of the site which you cannot access if your cookies are turned off.

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Changes to our Privacy Policy

We keep our Privacy Policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This Privacy Policy was last updated in August 2011.